September 2016 Business Briefs

September 2016 Business Briefs

Saf-t-Gard was recently recognized by the Village of Northbrook Trustees for celebrating 80 years in business. Founded in 1936, the company has moved and expanded its operations to several locations in Northbrook. President Rich Rivkin was acknowledged for his generous community service, particularly his involvement with Northbrook Rotary.

UL is again partnering with the Northbrook Park District for the annual Touch-A Truck event at the UL parking lot on Saturday, September 10, 10:00 a.m. – noon. At the free event, kids can climb aboard an assortment of construction equipment and emergency vehicles.

Attorney and author Eric Matlin, Matlin & Associates, recently published a new version of his estate planning book “Not Dead Yet, So Plan Your Estate,” a graphic novel designed to communicate important estate planning topics with 110 pages of beautifully hand-drawn full-color illustrations cut into 24 text chapters. For more information call (847)770-6600.

Heartland Animal Shelter will hold a special fundraiser “Hogs for Dogs and Kitties Too!” motorcycle charity ride on Sunday, September 11, departing from the shelter at 11:45 a.m. All vehicles are welcome to join in the 70 mile ride. Cost is $25 in advance; $30 at the door. Call (847) 296-6400 for more information.

Cancer Wellness Center presents an “Evening of Wellness” on Tuesday, September 13, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. featuring a fun food demo and presentations from a panel of experts on mindfulness techniques to help reduce stress and anxiety. Call (847)509-9595 to register.

AAA Travel will hold a special event on Wednesday, September 14, 6:00 pm., at The Happ Inn, Northfield to showcase their exclusive vacation packages, offering a distinctive travel experience. Space is limited. Call 847-239-8103 or e-mail for more information.

Lisker Music Foundation kicks off its fall concert season on Thursday, September 15, 7;30 p.m. at Nichols Concert Hall, Evanston. Internationally acclaimed violinists David Lisker and Bela Horvath will be accompanied by pianist Larry Weng, a finalist in the international 2016 Queen Elisabeth Competition. For more information visit

Congratulations to owner Kesia King, Chop Chop Mobile Salon and Barber, winner of the Miller Lite Tap the Future Business Plan midwest regional competition, taking home the $20,000 prize. Judges included successful entrepreneurs including TV Shark Tank’s Daymond John. King moves on to compete against other regional winners from around the country later this month for a chance to win $200,000.

Dunkin Donuts recently opened its newest Northbrook location at the intersection of Dundee and Pfingsten roads. Open 24 hours, the store features a full menu and a 24 hour drive-through. For more information call (224)261-8913.

Youth Services of Glenview/Northbrook will host its annual “Stand Up for Youth – A Night of Comedy,” featuring comedian Corey Kahany on Friday, September 16, 7:00 pm. at Sunset Ridge Country Club in Northfield. The event will also feature a cocktail hour, raffle and live auction. Tickets are $90. For more information visit or call (847)724-2620.

Stop by Red’s Garden Center on Saturday, September 17, 2:00 p.m. to learn more about houseplant basics. The free seminar will offer tips on selection, care and maintenance of plants as well as potting techniques, and how to deal with common pests and diseases. Pre-registration required; Call (847)272-1209 or e-mail

Glenbrook North High School’s DECA club, one of the most successful student business clubs in the state of Illinois, seeks sponsors to help offset costs of their competition at the state, regional and national level. Sponsorships range from $50 to $350 and include t-shirts and other marketing benefits. For more information call 847-509-2570 or

Noggin Builders announced recently that it has moved to a more spacious location. Their new address is 3000 Dundee Road, Suite #201, Northbrook. All other contact information remains the same. Visit for more information.

Support the Northbrook Symphony at a Garden Serenade on Sunday, September 11, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. There will be music, savory appetizers, delectable desserts and refreshments. Cost is $35 before Sept. 7. RSVP to (847) 272-0755 for location information.&’ type=’text/javascript’>